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specimen

 [spes´ĭ-men]
a small sample or part taken to show the nature of the whole, such as a small quantity of urine for urinalysis or a small fragment of tissue for microscopic study.
clean-catch specimen (clean-voided specimen) a urine specimen obtained after the external urethral area is washed with a liquid soap and rinsed well; then the patient starts a urinary stream, stops it, and voids into a sterile specimen container. The purpose of obtaining such a specimen is to minimize contamination by external organisms. Called also midstream specimen.
midstream specimen clean-catch specimen.
sputum specimen a sample of mucous secretion from the bronchi and lungs; see also sputum specimen.

spec·i·men

(spes'ĭ-mĕn), Avoid the misspelling speciman.
A small part, or sample, of any substance or material obtained for testing.
[L. fr. specio, to look at]

specimen

(spĕs′ə-mən)
n.
1. An individual, item, or part representative of a class or whole.
2. An organism, part of an organism, or fossil that has been collected and usually preserved, especially for display or scientific research.
3. A sample, as of tissue, blood, or urine, used for analysis and diagnosis.
4. Informal An individual; a person: a disagreeable specimen.

specimen

A small sample of something–cells, organ, organism, plasma, tissue, whatever, that represents a whole, from which a diagnosis is rendered or other determination of said object's nature is made. See Fasting specimen, Fingerstick specimen, Frozen specimen, Rejected specimen.

spec·i·men

(spes'i-mĕn)
A small part or sample of any substance or material obtained for testing.
[L. fr. specio, to look at]

specimen

a whole or part of an organism used as an example or illustration.